If you have been following along with the blog, you will know that I recently canceled my American Express Platinum Card. Not because it didn’t provide value, but because it provided less value for me after the first year.
One of the benefits that I will miss most will be the access to the Priority Pass and Centurion Lounges because I love starting my trips relaxing in a lounge, rather than waiting at the gate. I actually have a trip upcoming in a couple of weeks so I was hopeful that it would take some time for American Express to process the paperwork back to Priority Pass so that I could use the lounges one last time.
As a guy that doesn’t leave things to chance, I called Priority Pass with the membership number I was assigned by American Express to see if the pass was still valid.
It wasn’t. They had canceled it.
All within 24 hours of processing the cancellation.
I hadn’t expected that it would take that much time to process the cancellation but less than 24 hours is impressive.
This is all to say that if you have a trip upcoming that coincides with the cancellation of your American Express Platinum Card, be aware that your Priority Pass privileges will be revoked almost immediately.